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Model of AU Microscopii Disk


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This is a so-called scatter model based on the Hubble Space Telescope image of the planetary debris encircling the star AU Microscopii. Though the real disk is tilted nearly edge-on to Earth, this oblique view is from 30 degrees above the disk plane. This model clearly shows a central hole that may have been swept out by an unseen planet. Holes in the centers of young dusty disks are common among stars and are compelling circumstantial evidence for planets.


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Creator NASA/ESA/J. Krist (STScI and JPL) & G. Bacon (STScI)
Date 0000
Relation Spitzer and Hubble Capture Evolving Planetary Systems [ http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/Media/releases/ssc2004-22/release.shtml ]
Insightuid nasaNAS~12~12~64267~168731
Source http://sscws1.ipac.caltech.edu/Imagegallery/image.php?image_name=ssc2004-22f
What Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
What Earth
Identifier SPITZ-ssc2004-22f
Addeddate 2009-10-06 01:37:42
Publicdate 2009-10-06 05:40:26
Backup_location ia903604_1

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